Wednesday, April 26, 2006

F"Keep it real"

FORTUNE: Microsoft's new brain - May 1, 2006: "Ozzie wants to transform Microsoft without sacrificing his integrity."

Good luck, Ray!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Tell 'em how to fish ...

Last night I got home and my kids were awaiting me in front of the door. They sent me into the house and instructed me to be ready to come out again when they called me - not before; they would have a surprise for me.

When I get called out again, I recognized my four year old proudly riding his bike by himself for the first time and even more proudly seeing his eight-year old sister running next to him. She had tought him how to ride his bike and this was the first time that he managed to keep the balance. - I did not have to put any training wheels onto his bike for him at all.

It was one of my better moments as a parent whitnessing one child being proud about his acomplishment. Even better, when the other child - my daughter - has learned how satisfying it is to not only have learned such a thing herself, but seeing her little brother succeed because of her coaching.

Barry Briggs : Common Sense for Uncommon Times

Barry Briggs : Common Sense for Uncommon Times: "When you start composing these services quickly, into new applications, delivering business value, that's the payoff of SOA. When a logistics analyst can quickly reroute goods in transit by changing the model, when a supply chain expert can in real time optimize supplier interactions, when a marketing expert can manage online retail pricing from his desktop, again in real time -- these are the kinds of benefits that SOA -- plus process -- enables."
Great examples, Barry. Whether you call this SOA for the business, comprehensive BPM or even 'process of me', doesn't matter much.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tabakpolitik: EU kritisiert schlechten Nichtraucherschutz in Deutschland - Wirtschaft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten

Tabakpolitik: EU kritisiert schlechten Nichtraucherschutz in Deutschland - Wirtschaft - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten: "Deutschland und Luxemburg sind die einzigen EU-Staaten, die das Tabakwerbeverbot noch nicht gesetzlich geregelt haben. An den Folgen des Tabakkonsums sterben in der EU jährlich 650.000 Menschen. 'Weil das Kosten von bis zu 100 Milliarden Euro verursacht, ist Nichtraucherschutz auch eine gute Investition', sagte der Gesundheitskommissar."
Da streiten sich viele über die Dringlichkeit von Russfiltern für Dieselfahrzeuge und ähnliches - aber diese Art von 'personenbezogenem Umweltschultz' wird offenbar nicht als dringend angesehen. Kann es daran liegen, dass einfach zuviele unserer Parlamentarier selbst Raucher sind?

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Hot News

Washington Report:

In an attempt to thwart the spread of bird flu, President George W. Bush has bombed the Canary Islands.

Turkey is next.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Session Description

Giving this pitch was great fun - and my first under the new flag ...
Session Description: "BPM in Enterprise Services Architecture"